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Silvana Dettmann
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
Switzerland
I'm an ongoing scientific illustrator studying Scientific Visualization at the ZHdK in Zurich and I'm currently in my second year of studies after I studied Biology for five semesters at the UZH in Zurich. Though I study and live most of the week in a flat in Zurich with my roomies, I spend most of my weekends and holidays at home in Zernez in the middle of the Engadin valley.

My interests are biology, especially zoology, paleontology and evolution, since I always loved to know about nature and it's inhabitants. I'm also interested in medicine, history (Vikings, Germans, Romans, Rhaetians and other ancient cultures), enviromental science and geoscience ranging from Earth to extraplanetar systems. I also keep pets (birds, fish, amphibians), go hunt, hike and dive. It's safe to say that I got a very vast field of interests.
One of my other great passions besides of science are sci-fi and gaming, meaning that I'm a sucker for the Aliens (AvP) and the Halo franchise. Though I tend to draw a lot of fanart in my spare time, I'm not one of those weird fangirls. I'm quite a reasonable fan.
If you look at my gallery, you'll mostly find either scientific stuff like paleontology or zoology I do at the university or sci-fi and fanart I do in my spare time :)

My mother tongue is Rumansh but I speak German fluently as well and I'm quite good with English. I also understand a good part from French and Italian and to a certain degree Spanish. As you see, communication shouldn't be a problem if you do want to speak about my art. Comments of any kind are welcomed! :D

Fair use: You are free to spread my art and show it wherever you want, as long as you're not selling or making profit with it. However I'd then like you to credit me for it by linking to my profile or at least mention my name. Ask me first, if you want to use parts of my art for your own non-profit artistic projects (collage). Do not trace my art, use my art as a base, remove my signature from my art or pretend it to be your own art.
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Alright I'm officially back now from my week in Greece I've spent on the island of Corfu. A week wasn't awfully lot of time to recreate but it was at least something, so I've spent one day on an excursion to Paxos (saw lot's of flying fish on the way there) and the rest of the week pretty much at the beach swimming, snorkling and reading books. All in all it was really nice! The only negative things were that it was a little short and that I got a serious sunburn on my breasts for the very first time in my life, since the meds I gotta take cause the skin to get sensible towards sunlight and my doctor said I should just go outsides as normal. Well now I know how a sunburn feels but it's already healed up pretty good.
This is my last week of holidays, so after this, I'll be busy with university again. The pile of commissions hasn't decreased so far either and I'll have to move in my new flat soon. Almost seems as if anything I finish gets replaced with a new task immediately, ugh... Nonetheless I'll try to submit some stuff in the coming days as well and a bit of Halo material, so stay tuned!

Now as some of you already guessed from my last poll, I've decided to reactivate my account at Furaffinity in order to submit my fanart there as well and get myself a bit better known out there. I know I've sworn to never go there again due to all the nastyness that got thrown at me but after a discussion I've had with :iconnimtai: -also a cool Swiss artist that happens to live in Grisons not far from me as well- I've decided to give it a try again, now that things at least seem to have calmed since the crap of 2013. It's the last chance that site gets from me however, so please don't disappoint me! Of course the people who are active on Furaffinity as well are very welcomed to watch me there as well =)
This however doesn't means that I'm going to change platform! DeviantArt will stay my main art site and here I'll remain the more active, especially when it comes to comments and notes. Furaffinity won't get any extras DeviantArt won't get. If anything, it'll be the other way around that DA gets served first whilst FA will only get fanart, since that's the main focus there in order to get people interested to my other stuff at DA. Also there won't be any pornographic material but the ones knowing me already should be aware of that.

My (old) account name on Furaffinity will be Scarface88 www.furaffinity.net/user/scarf… so feel happy to watch me there as well =)

Also I didn't decided to expand due to the whole Core drama. I consider the whole discussion pretty childish. It may wasn't the smartest thing of the DA staff to do not announce the changes ahead but still, nobody needs a premium membership to be able to make money with commissions and if you don't have the money, so either get a job or just don't buy it. That doesn't means I'm not grateful for the people who have donated me a premium account. I'm very grateful for it! Still, I wouldn't die without it, so either pay the price of don't but stop whining. DA is a company that needs to make money as well, so don't act like little kids over it...
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Bad Blood - Taylor Swift
  • Drinking: Water

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:iconbarytecrow:
BaryteCrow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Your art is amazing! I love it so much ch, it had inspired my to draw my elite called Atlas. Sadly, I failed  ;-;
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for that kind compliment!  ^^
And hey, every start is hard. With a bit of practice and maybe a little help from looking how other artists draw their Sangheili, you may get to a result that you'll fel happy with =)
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BaryteCrow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the tips! (Your the best :D )
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:icondragunalb:
Dragunalb Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! I'm glad to help you out =)
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NadaBupkis Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'm glad you are enjoying a lot of my Halo Fan art. Thank you for the favorites!
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome but I could say the same of you. So thank you very much for the faves =)
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
Thx for the Fav
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! =)
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OooshleyDeForza Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Hey dragunalb! I was wondering if you could do more halo drawings! I don't mind if you don't. It's just I need some Halo inspiration and I think I've seen all your halo art ;-; about 3 times... All of them.... ;-; I COMPLETELY understand if your too busy and it's a no.

p.s your art is bloody amazing as **** dammit! Why can't I draw as good as you!Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] Foxy Intensifies Chat Icon chica is amazed [emoticon] Raptor La Icon 
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I actually got a ton of new halo pencil works I still got to submit. The thing is that I don't have a scanner at the moment, so I need to get one first or at least be able to use our school's scanner in two weeks again before I can submit them. I know it's been a while since I've submit any Halo related material, so I'm sorry for that. I was just very busy during summer, so that may explains it too why I haven't drawn anything on my computer ^^;

And thank you very much for your feedback! Knowing that people like you like my work so much, keep me going on. So yeah, don't hesitate to fave or suggest my Halo stuff to groups to promote it, if you want :D
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OooshleyDeForza Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Cool! Can't wait for the halo art!
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Glad to know you're hyped for it =)
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Elasmosaurus & Belemnite faves! S :happybounce: 
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
No problem at all =)
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SilentChronicl3r Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Please keep your head low during the firefight. Things are guaranteed to get pretty messy. Oh and enjoy the show. It's at Carter's expense.
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I sure will do! It's a cool drawing =)
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TheBritsonian Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Artist
Thanks for the faves! Much appreciated ^-^
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome ^^
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Scelidosaurus fave S :happybounce: 
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome =)
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KristywanCNU Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks you so much for the fave on Master Chief of Halo :D :D
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Looks like an interesting technique you used there =)
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Henribe Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favourite my friend!
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Dragunalb Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome =)
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Plioart Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the +fav!
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